How exponential technologies will change the world – with founder, journalist and author, Azeem Azhar
“Technology does not appear from nowhere, it is closely allied to the shape of society. And if you have exponentially changing technologies, they will force changes on society, or create a gap.” Humans coming second best to technology isn’t a new subject but our guest today, Azeem Azhar, has a new, thoroughly researched take on it which goes further than anything we’ve seen before.
Azeem is a founder, journalist, speaker and now author of the book ‘Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It’, which is being released right now.
His book, and our conversation, is about the expanding gap between technology and society – not just computing power, but energy, market control, and even how our countries are run. He presents the immense problems and opportunities this creates for us as a species.
When’s the precise start date of the exponential wave? Will the growing gap between tech and society inevitably lead to conflict? Why are cities important in the exponential age? What are the major problems accelerating tech can solve? Yes, it can be a huge force for good.
Find out what the future holds for our civilisation.